Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights offered advice on the best time to book your next flight.
PENNSYLVANIA, US – After COVID-19 put most vacations on hold last year, many people are booking multiple trips to make up for lost time.
If you are planning a winter getaway, to get the best deal on flights you need to book now. Scott Keyes, of Scott’s Cheap Flights, shared travel tips with FOX43, including the best ways to find cheap flights for your next trip.
“Always book opposite seasons,” he said. “Just as swimsuits are cheapest in winter and thick coats are cheapest in summer, so are flights. You’ll get your cheapest Christmas flights if you book them now. . “
The best time to book your flight is in the “Goldilocks Window,” according to Keyes.
“This is a time in advance when cheap flights are most likely to pop up,” Keyes said. “Not too early, not too late, right in the middle.” For domestic flights, Keyes recommends booking 1 to 3 months in advance and 2 to 8 months if you are traveling internationally; however, the time of year you want to take a few days off may have a affect the date you book your flight.
“When traveling during a peak time, like midsummer, like Christmas or New Years, you want to add a few months to those recommendations,” Keyes said. “It’s important to check multiple websites and airlines before booking. Just because it falls in the Goldilocks window doesn’t mean it’s the right flight for you.”
When traveling on a budget, Keyes has shared these three steps that will help you book the perfect vacation.
“Step one, where are there cheap flights available from your home airport? Step two, which of these cheap places are you most interested in? And third step, what dates suit your schedule? Keyes said.
Keyes also recommended checking flight trackers, such as Google Flights, Kayak, and Skyscanner, weeks before desired vacation dates to check for the best prices.
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